November 2013 Archives

Tweets for 29 Nov 2013

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(07:42:45) Good heavens... Things schools are doing that I had never heard of: http://t.co/TGSRfrrJwk

(08:37:33) Really had better get on. Places to be. Well, a place. Which is where I'm employed. Handily.

(17:04:50) Black Friday. Cyber Monday. But let's not forget about Advent Sunday and Chrysanthemum Saturday.

(18:00:49) Sincere apologies for the inaccuracy in my last tweet. Saturday is "Aspidistra Saturday."

(19:09:35) Uhuh. Yeah. http://t.co/miOesfNv7n

(19:46:48) Putting a bit of @1969Steve and his Living In The 80s show on while I have my tea and prepare to get a bit @weekendery ...

(20:21:20) Ooh.. nice mixing :) For once I think the 1970s version is better :D

(20:51:42) Green Shield stamps for ALL! It's almost time to open the doors to the @Weekendery.. http://t.co/d9KyhPKtLN - have a listen. It's unusual!

(21:12:17) RT @Z80GameCoder: Heads up! It's The Weekendery! It's not as big of a let-down as Comet ISON! :D @weekendery http://t.co/d9KyhPKtLN

(22:21:20) Playing what could very possibly be Christmas Number One in @TheWeekendery - live on http://t.co/eixqCPcFxX right this minute. What is it?!

(23:08:06) Another enjoyable @Weekendery show comes to an end. Don't forget the Big Christmas Giveaway! Details to follow...

(23:09:16) Tweet "Christmas is a time for giving, and Mint FM is where you can get it - at The @Weekendery" and someone may be sent a special gift!

Tweets for 28 Nov 2013

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(05:30:24) Uses for waking up in the early hours of the morning #294838: checking a change I made to a script at work before going home has no typos.

(05:31:55) Also worthy of note: I have that "Wrecking Ball" song stuck in my head for entirely the wrong reasons. There are no right reasons.

(09:56:46) Split shift.

(21:49:27) Show prep is going slowlier than expected. Keep getting distracted. There are some gems being played tomorrow. Gems, I tells ya. Odd ones.

Tweets for 27 Nov 2013

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(10:53:26) Good morning. Today's headlines: stale doughnut looking tempting. Wore a proper shirt today but may well have to again on Friday. Fennel.

(13:29:08) It's always nice to know when Sophie Ellis Bextor has a new song out #somebodysubscribedmetoheremaillist

(20:29:36) Doing a podcast with @TheGarbagePOD and some other quite frankly more qualified individuals than I am to be there.

(23:25:51) Superbed. night! (after hanging up the washing)

Tweets for 26 Nov 2013

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(09:45:12) Good morning. Sufficent sleep last night. This may mean I'm back on track. Or it might mean I need celebrity coffee and a bacon sandwich.

(12:43:16) I think I would like to see Ladytron singing and playing. Well, if I'm dreaming, I would like @Jamfolder to be support act for them.

(12:59:17) Totally blissed out on a caffeine buzz, listening to weird electropop while updating problem records. I will be doing this until I'm hungry.

(22:58:42) Off to bed soon. Still baffled that the second story on the @BBCRadio4 6 o'clock news was about Nigella Lawson's alleged drug use. NOT NEWS.

(22:59:22) It was nice to have a telephonic catch-up with my Mother earlier, though. I think it's safe to say I don't call my parents often enough.

(23:09:11) And so to bed. Tatty night. That doesn't sound right...

Tweets for 25 Nov 2013

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(10:25:12) RT @JamesCridland: Amazingly clever billboard ads for British Airways. What can radio do that is this clever? http://t.co/jowY1mGWa5

(10:37:45) Good morning. Up and about after another night of late working. Going to resist coffee and ponder muffins.

(13:13:55) Having something odd for lunch.

(13:24:17) Weird lunch noodle product (delivered by mistake as part of a food order). I had no idea Pot Noodle… http://t.co/pjbjM2b6yM

(15:50:39) Sucking on a Jolly Rancher while waiting for logs to pop out of a script. Sugar high...

Tweets for 24 Nov 2013

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(00:04:02) It's been a jolly nice day. I'm off to bed now before Sunday starts getting too busy. Night night!

(18:00:05) Home after a lovely swim and visit to my Dad with the progeny. Got that Sunday evening sleepy feeling. Kinda nice. Rinse & Spin.

(20:28:57) Watching the Five(ish) Doctors reboot on iPlayer. Best intro ever. #loveolivia

(22:47:58) Doing things with lasors *powpapow* into the ni-i-ight. Again.

Tweets for 23 Nov 2013

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(08:57:10) RT @LilyWithaWHY: DFS are missing a major marketing opportunity today if they don't advertise all their sofas as great for hiding behind.

(09:46:18) Morning. Lots on the list today: make ice, take @nxmee to a Magic tournament, get new tyres for the car, tidy, hoover, Doctor Who (yay!)

(14:31:49) Free hugs at Hitchin Market Square - what could be better? #NCS @ Hitchin Town Square http://t.co/8dfYhwYiey

(15:16:11) MT @poots Ha! @syzygy puts some Enya on and Lenni asks him "Have you had your midlife crisis yet?" #accidentalpartridge

(16:45:44) Watching a thing about #DoctorWho which has a lot of clips and loud background music...

(18:16:57) To be honest, I'm rather enjoying the #Doctor Who hype. It is SO British... so part of my past and my present. And fantastic to share it :)

(18:22:11) I haven't actually worked out what KitKat Android does yet. I just hope every time I unlock my Nx7 it doesn't make Nestlé do something evil.

(21:15:44) Cracking doctor who episode. I was absolutely crying with laughter at the 'Congratulation' bit. #doctorWho #doctorwho50th 10/10.

(21:17:57) RT @BBCAMERICA: Watch an exclusive #DoctorWho50th deleted scene w/ Matt Smith & David Tennant http://t.co/GGFqgrZ0n6 Retweet & share with f…

(23:52:43) .@OfficialSaundra It's not going well, is it? My simple idea: a pair of red flashing lights either side of busway entrances. @lutoncouncil

Tweets for 22 Nov 2013

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(12:30:28) They say 'horses for courses' but I would say almost definitely not dessert.

(19:26:33) Sadly there will be no @Weekendery on Mint FM this evening. Why not listen to Steve's House Of Fun from Wednesday? http://t.co/dPfDXwaPuc

(22:04:04) Some nice yellow stuff in a bottle (lemony) and Yonderland on the TiVo and then bed. Pretty much the best I can manage.. good night Mr/Ms/Yo

Tweets for 21 Nov 2013

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(16:18:13) Doing some scripting ahead of tonight's super work with lasers. (no lasers, but I'll still go POW-PA-POW!)

(16:25:59) My tummy is making sounds like a small rubbish volcano. In a bath.

(20:27:27) Opening cards. So touched that I am thought of. Mostly as quite old :D

(23:23:38) Doing some late night workings. Wringing every last drop out of the day. Of all days, this is a suitable one. I got up quite early too :D

Tweets for 20 Nov 2013

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(00:28:54) Noise made. Bedtime now. Wednesday... we'll see about that. Night night!

(10:52:04) It's been a bit of a morning so far. On my walk to the office I got asked for directions.. good old Google Maps helped. I hope she found it.

(11:05:04) I'm sure more people have tattoos than ever before. Or maybe I'm spending more time with people who have tattoos.

(13:44:25) Isle of Sheppey.

(19:41:44) Anruf.

(19:44:34) It's lovely to see (and hear) Lenni playing Minecraft with her friends, and Chris helping a schoolmate set up a Minecraft server :)

(19:45:16) I communicated my journey home expectations to @poots by sending @superalora a Skype message and she told her mum. Voice over IP. Yeah.

(19:53:09) It's not just me that sometimes finds two Twitter browser tabs open, right..?

(21:52:37) RT @flyosity: This is a real product that Microsoft now sells. http://t.co/ZWQCHZyEiC

Tweets for 19 Nov 2013

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(08:07:04) Good morning. Definitely erring on the side of geeky this week. Must find some room for artistic creativity.

(09:16:18) I do like the 'delay start' function on the washing machine. I tend to set it to 'when the clothes get dirty'.

(11:04:02) I want to write a song called "Lemsip" with the same tune as "Fever."

(11:18:37) Gosh I've missed doing graphs.

(11:55:27) I reckon it must be possible to make a mug of filter coffee with nothing but a piece of kitchen roll. And coffee and hot water obv.

(12:19:20) Oooh I get to do another interview. Watching some Paxman to get myself prepared.

(14:28:15) This is amazing.. A crossword created from the leaked http://t.co/OqrdWsZCUb password hints. http://t.co/XBicYUiVBd - via @Z80GameCoder

(15:10:11) All about the lunchings. Well actually more the post prandial dip. And an apple.

(17:22:08) Day two of snack-free workday (apart from regulation apple and banana) I think I'm going.. what's that word.. kardashian.

(19:25:34) I don't bring home nearly as much recycling as I would like to.

(19:29:22) RT @tweeter_anita: The nicest "sorry you were out" note from a postman ever! (person keeps chickens obs). Love the box ticking esp. http://…

(19:35:23) It's just occurred to me - I have absolutely no idea what the connection between Coke and Christmas is. Tends to be mulled wine for me.

(19:43:07) An animated discussion about Coca Cola with @poots can take place in more than 140 characters. We don't drink Coca Cola. I like it though.

(21:05:33) On hold to Tesco Credit Card. They're on speed dial these days...

(21:35:56) Next year, I hear nostalgia is going to be better than ever.

(21:47:04) I've just seen the video for Lily Allen's new pop tune. I'm trying to work out if the product placement is post ironic. Or something.

(23:59:01) jamelopoeia - slow me down (song for guitar and casio vl-tone) http://t.co/5lTXspjHLo via @audioboo

Tweets for 18 Nov 2013

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(00:15:24) All done with my Twitter API1.1 script upgrades. Only took me five months. Go me. Night night!

(08:39:16) Morning. Weird waking dreams involving going through airport security and being tickled to great amusement of the staff. Weird.

(09:55:12) Watford smells funny this morning. Nice to see Lorraine The Cleaner though. She was dressed like a casual ninja.

(10:17:18) Getting some good spinning blue hoop thingy action this morning.

(15:50:06) Number of days since I last dropped my phone down the toilet: ∞

(15:53:19) (That was an infinity symbol, by the way.. I've never dropped my phone down the toilet). Watch your Danger Pockets, people.

(19:36:49) My workday has been spent writing scripts of true beauty which may, at some point, work. An 'awk' error is a lovely thing to behold.

(19:39:42) Tonight I make my triumphant return to the world of Rubbish Triathlon. My special Mike Plus system will tell you how I done. When I done.

(19:50:30) Also in gym news: for the first time I will be doing the running about etc while listening to the Bugle. This may not end well. Stand clear.

(21:27:24) Home now. Mike Plus tells me I did some running about, some flailing and pointless bike riding. I weigh exactly the same as I did. WIN!

(21:41:36) Ylvis are quite funny, aren't they? :)

(22:36:16) What free online service is broken tonight? Oh. It's YouTube /via @BuzzFeed

(22:37:08) Time goes very slowly while one is waiting for the Twitter API rate limit to reset...

(22:39:39) My eyes look quite tired in the reflection of my tablet screen. I shall have to angle it differently.

(23:32:04) Off to bed now, without any further ado. I have altogether far too much ado. Night night!

Tweets for 17 Nov 2013

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(09:10:08) Hmm.. it looks like Google Hangouts can send free SMS messages. Quite handy (although is it playing further into the hands of Google?)

(14:22:38) Sparked up the mac mini to carry out a long overdue copy of the family's NAS drive. This Cryptolocker thing is a real risk. Please back up!

(14:23:27) It's an afternoon of geekery, I think.. I'm also wrestling with the python 'tweepy' implementation of the Twitter 1.1 API. Just not working.

(18:17:03) Arguably the most impressive plane ever to take off from @LDNLutonAirport (Concorde in 1988) http://t.co/gnwQUiIdpM (h/t @coxchat)

(19:23:08) RT @johnny_winter: I'm listening to The Weekendery on Mint FM - The Weekendery - 15th November 2013 http://t.co/LGqsx8IpN2

Tweets for 16 Nov 2013

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(09:39:49) Happy birthday, @verso! :)

(11:18:34) Bit of a drowsy insect this morning. NOT a wasp. I think I have a cold. #usualexcuse

(11:36:40) The first ever @Weekendery show (broadcast last night) is now avaiable for download - now with extra @fridgemagnet2! http://t.co/nyl4QW1RrS

(13:27:01) Hmm... looks like the LED driver has failed on our floodlight. Cheaper to replace than the LED cell, but still a bit annoying.

(17:52:48) YouTube battles have gone on.. the children have worked out how to connect their phones/tablets etc to the TiVo. Pranks and Katie Perry...

Tweets for 15 Nov 2013

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(15:33:47) There's a bit of a situation kicking off in the work kitchen... @fruitbrooaus http://t.co/gUIXLPtBCm

(16:22:10) MT @NXTCLASS Sweeet; @ciara - Overdose (Dave Luxe Remix) by @SYZYGY_sound http://t.co/5MPd78NkBA // correct attribution

(17:42:00) Time to set my Epic Script Of Wonder going and then run away. Near enough.

(17:42:18) RT @1969Steve: I will be live on the radio in 20 minutes playing tunes from the 80s and requests are welcome. http://t.co/IvhdjzsOij

(20:49:53) In just ten minutes, The @weekendery takes to the air for two hours of nonsense. And music. And more nonsense. On http://t.co/d9KyhPKtLN YO!

(21:27:16) RT @sm2n: Hello to the new radio show from @latenightloaf bloke @syzygy on @MintFM called TheWeakEndry http://t.co/27XogYTL8Q http://t.co/W…

Tweets for 14 Nov 2013

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(12:27:57) RT @katywix: Please watch our short film. thank you. http://t.co/EvWyH9e9LI

(12:29:08) Doing things. That's about as specific as I can be right now. Oh. Eating cashews. That's one thing.

(13:42:41) RT @nokia_uk: Want to be one of the first to own a Nokia #Lumia1520? RT & follow for a chance to #WIN. T&Cs: http://t.co/MXJWD1WMM3 http://…

(17:17:28) Quite excited about seeing @nxmee in a performance of Fame at his school later.. better head up the road to make sure I'm in time!

(23:38:37) In ardent preparation for the new show I'm starting tomorrow, I have my Casio VL-TONE ready with a fresh set of AA batteries. #hothits

(23:54:44) All about the bedtime. Always too late. Night night!

Tweets for 13 Nov 2013

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(07:39:33) Morning... In theory. Brain was freewheeling until 1.30am... too many late nights. But it's Wednesday and starting with a webinar. Yeahhh

(10:58:03) RT @IainA: Loving this @ThePoke http://t.co/iZxR3ctYxV

(11:00:02) I'm fairly sure Newsnight is turning into Brass Eye... https://t.co/0jmeJCI6Dt

(15:11:06) RT @poots: Nestlé is draining the water from their village then selling it! A whole new low. http://t.co/jeAXjy3ObP via @Sum_of_Us

(15:32:03) A question.. what's the easiest mobile platform to develop audio apps on..? @Android, iOS or @WindowsPhone? There's something I want to do.

(21:34:41) Show prep. Eeep. First of my new little show things on @MintFM on Friday, 9pm UK time. It'll be the same, only different. Quite informative.

Tweets for 12 Nov 2013

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(10:08:47) Zombie sweet! (That's all I can conclude from the wrapper) http://t.co/KzuVhc05WV

(14:57:46) When do I get mine? MT @Nokia_UK Next level audio recording with the #Lumia1520. http://t.co/27wCZHzYIF // Top end limited, but good anyway.

(16:32:49) The simplest ideas are often the ones that I don't have until all the complicated ones haven't worked.

(16:33:43) Some people walk like they've got really short legs.

(17:17:56) There's a hospital noise going off in here.

(17:19:29) It's OK/it's not OK - the beeping has stopped.

(20:22:43) Warning to lovely listener (you): Late Night Loaf is moving to FRIDAY at 9PM UK TIME. That is when loveliness will happen. Enjoy! :)

(20:25:33) Things that @superalora and I do when her mum and her brother are out: 1) homework 2) throw a video camera down the stairs. SCIENCE.

(22:02:46) I never thought I'd say this, but I really like what Michael Gove has done with education. Oh. No. My mistake. As you were.

(22:52:03) Time for bed. I think. Well, 'think' is a bit strong. Busy week ahead. But I'm proud of @nxmee in his first big performance. Well done mate.

(22:58:53) That John Lewis Christmas ad... not Keane.

Tweets for 12 Nov 2013

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(10:08:47) Zombie sweet! (That's all I can conclude from the wrapper) http://t.co/KzuVhc05WV

(14:57:46) When do I get mine? MT @Nokia_UK Next level audio recording with the #Lumia1520. http://t.co/27wCZHzYIF // Top end limited, but good anyway.

(16:32:49) The simplest ideas are often the ones that I don't have until all the complicated ones haven't worked.

(16:33:43) Some people walk like they've got really short legs.

(17:17:56) There's a hospital noise going off in here.

(17:19:29) It's OK/it's not OK - the beeping has stopped.

(20:22:43) Warning to lovely listener (you): Late Night Loaf is moving to FRIDAY at 9PM UK TIME. That is when loveliness will happen. Enjoy! :)

(20:25:33) Things that @superalora and I do when her mum and her brother are out: 1) homework 2) throw a video camera down the stairs. SCIENCE.

(22:02:46) I never thought I'd say this, but I really like what Michael Gove has done with education. Oh. No. My mistake. As you were.

(22:52:03) Time for bed. I think. Well, 'think' is a bit strong. Busy week ahead. But I'm proud of @nxmee in his first big performance. Well done mate.

(22:58:53) That John Lewis Christmas ad... not Keane.

Tweets for 11 Nov 2013

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(17:20:25) Very fine work by @DaveGorman - http://t.co/Sx6F7GB2oP - should be sent to anyone who is abusive on the internets. To anyone.

(18:00:44) RT @johndredge: Here's the latest 'King Dredge' video from Andy King and I...

(20:59:56) Surely it's just in the pronunciation..? http://t.co/lPzoto30U2

(22:16:35) Both progeny home from their evening activities. This will be the way of the future, I think. Good to see them doing stuff.

(23:13:42) RT @1969Steve: I am currently on the radio playing great music and inviting you to take part in my little quiz. http://t.co/f4fxYXyFTG

Tweets for 11 Nov 2013

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(17:20:25) Very fine work by @DaveGorman - http://t.co/Sx6F7GB2oP - should be sent to anyone who is abusive on the internets. To anyone.

(18:00:44) RT @johndredge: Here's the latest 'King Dredge' video from Andy King and I...

(20:59:56) Surely it's just in the pronunciation..? http://t.co/lPzoto30U2

(22:16:35) Both progeny home from their evening activities. This will be the way of the future, I think. Good to see them doing stuff.

(23:13:42) RT @1969Steve: I am currently on the radio playing great music and inviting you to take part in my little quiz. http://t.co/f4fxYXyFTG

Tweets for 10 Nov 2013

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(13:53:22) Things you are more likely to encounter on country roads in rural Wales: cows on a day out. Slower than schoolchildren.

(20:33:11) A very huge THANK you to @DigitalAmoeba & @PrincessBagel and @batwench & @mrbatwench for looking after me with FUN in the middle of nowhere!

(21:10:33) Making toast. Please let me know.

(22:01:02) Annoying thing about coming home from a weekend away: unpacking and laundry realisation. That can wait until tomorrow...

(23:43:46) Righty. I have a banana, a set of LED fairy lights, a pint glass half full of water and a pair of headphones. Time for work. #nightshift

Tweets for 09 Nov 2013

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(00:03:06) I'm not sure I've ever been this far west in the UK. It is definitely peaceful. And a little damp. Both of these work for me. Night!

(11:24:16) Quite picturesque, this left hand edge of the UK... http://t.co/ptBDubu5HB

Tweets for 08 Nov 2013

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Tweets for 07 Nov 2013

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(00:10:03) Tuesday's Late Night Loaf - a rare breed these days - is now available to download for a limited lump sum payment: http://t.co/iBUhVrBO0V

Tweets for 06 Nov 2013

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(14:13:05) Crumbs. What a day.

(19:39:13) Having my banana.

(21:43:52) RT @1969Steve: Who fancies a game of Cluedo on the radio? You can Skype me at MintFM later to take part. Steve's House of Fun on http://t.c…

(21:45:07) Really not sure what to do now. Upload the Loaf, I guess..

Tweets for 05 Nov 2013

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(19:41:32) Woahh! As if your Tuesday couldn't get any better, @LateNightLoaf hits http://t.co/01XEZt7u6Z in 2 hours 2 minutes. Anything got your goat?

Tweets for 04 Nov 2013

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(13:16:24) I've got mad ADD this afternoon.

(13:19:29) I wonder how much local radio it's possible to make with the costume budget from Strictly Come Dancing #tellyvsradio

(14:09:27) Indecisive fire alarm.

(14:56:19) If I were to form my own nation state I would call it Femtonesia.

(16:12:32) Why doesn't Microsoft Office's dictionary have the word 'spreadsheet' in it..? How odd.

(19:37:00) I have to say the M1 has been a bit evil today, both ways. For no readily apparent reason. Thank goodness I didn't need a wee. Too much.

(19:47:13) One of these days I'll update my scripts to use Twitter API1.1 - clearly I don't use half of them enough to notice they've not been working.

(20:49:44) I discovered placed an order for something that never shipped; the PayPal payment lapsed. They emailed saying "Do you still want it?" Er. no

(20:50:17) Words missing from that last tweet due to space constraints: I, 6 weeks later, halfwits.

(21:10:46) My ability to type cogent English appears to have substantively deteriowrited.

(23:34:28) To sleep now, briefly escaping the Demon Of The Second Kind. Good night, and happy Tuesdaying.

Tweets for 03 Nov 2013

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(23:12:41) And so to bed. Who knows what the week will hold. Who, indeed. Night night.

Tweets for 02 Nov 2013

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(09:01:57) Morning. puzzled: there must be thousands of good film & TV ideas, so why is it that mainly ones involving James Corden end up getting made?

(10:53:18) To be honest, I miss taking trips to the bottle bank.

(13:10:48) Lenni is utterly oblivious to why I suggest her Hudl should be called Glen.

(18:03:09) Well.. I've gone from going from my lowest ever @podquiz score last week (4/20!) to my joint best this week (16/20).. : ) Splendid.

(21:35:27) RT @brianmoore666: MT @suicideresearch: Brilliant. A busker singing Bronski Beat song unexpectedly joined by Jimmy Somerville! http://t.co/…

(23:52:17) On @trevypoos's advice I've been noodling with Synth1 this evening.. there are a LOT of presets available on-line.. and knobs to be tweaked!

(23:53:00) ..now though I think it's bedtime, so the computer's been switched off and I am going to be horizontal (music making is a challenge). Night!

Tweets for 01 Nov 2013

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(07:42:08) RT @annadoble: Music anoraks, this Bertha-like machine is the last remaining gatefold album cover printer in the UK: http://t.co/uYw9jSROYt

(14:17:23) Interesting tweets from @bedspolice on #poltwt day.. why not get your own slice of notoriety by getting a mention in their tweets ;)

(16:07:09) There are as many methods of making tea in this place as there are tea makers. Sugar first..? Now I've seen it all.

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